Empire waist peg trousers (new fabric options available)


Inspired by effortless cool of the travellers of the HSS Windrush, who brought so much to the shores of the UK. In some circles these are known as pegs or a zoot-pants.

Made-to-order in London (UK) and take 3 weeks to make – please select your fabric choice from the options below. We are currently offering free leg alterations on all our trousers, so they’re ready to go when they arrive with you.

Looking for a 2 piece? Pair it with our new Partner jacket – available to be made in all the same fabrics as all our trousers.

Main picture fabric option – Navy blue Irish linen

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– High-waisted
– Peg trouser shape (wider at thigh, narrower towards calf and ankle)
– 8 – 8.5 +/- inch hem width
– 13.25 inch +/- front rise (including waistband)
– Double reverse pleats
– 1/2 inch dropped belt loops
– Flap back pocket

Available in a variety of weight cloths , please make your selection from the options available.  All our Irish linens are 228 grams.

How to take your waist measurement –
Due to the high-waisted fit of these trousers, a correct waist measurement should be taken 1 inch above your belly-button. Use a tape measure on your skin, applying a small amount of pressure to obtain a good reading. We use your natural waist measurement to make your trousers, please don’t rely on what size jeans or trousers you normally shop for as these sizes generally allow for an extra 1/2 inches for ease. In most cases, you will measure 1/2 inches larger than what you are used to, eg. if you normally take a 34 inch trouser, your natural waist will measure a 35/36 inch. Please see the diagram below for an illustration of how to take your measurement, if you have anymore questions please get in touch.
How long does the inside leg length come? – Throughout this month we are offering a free leg-alteration option on all our trousers so they’re ready to go when they arrive with you. Please select your leg length or opt-out to receive them with a long and un-hemmed 34 inch inside leg for you to alter at your own leisure. We recommend a turn up of 2 inches on these trousers –  this will be done as standard unless otherwise stated to us. We suggest to give them a little to no break over the shoe – but you do you, we are all individuals. 
How long do the trousers take to make? – Each piece is made on a per-order basis, please currently allow 2-3 weeks for your hand-made item to be dispatched and we do not accept exchanges/refunds. Please consult the Order Terms for more information and contact us if you need anymore help with sizing.

Made in London, England.

Spring / Summer Fabrics

Milk Irish linen (228g)

Milk Irish linen

Dusty pink cotton linen

Dusty pink cotton linen

Sea glass Irish linen

Sea glass Irish linen

Jet black Irish linen

Jet black Irish linen

Khaki Irish linen

Khaki Irish linen

Deep navy Irish linen

Deep Navy Irish linen

Ice white Irish linen

Ice white Irish linen

Chocolate Brown Irish linen

Chocolate Brown Irish linen

White Crisp Cotton

Caramel Irish linen

Caramel Irish linen

Corn flour blue Irish linen

Corn flour blue Irish linen

Plum brown hopsack linen

Scott Fraser Collection - Plum brown linen

Ginger micro houndstooth

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Blue silk / wool fleck

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Sage green linen

Scott Fraser Collection - Sage linen

Corn flour tropical wool

Scott Fraser Collection - Corn flour blue tropical wool

White Crisp Cotton

Beige cotton chino

Beige cotton

Putty linen

Scott Fraser Collection - Pale putty

Black and white check cotton

Scott Fraser Collection - Black and white mid-check cotton



Blue candy fleck silk:wool

Autumn / Winter Fabrics

Blk & green tonic wool

Black and green wool

Black British wool

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Grey, black & white nubby wool

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Chocolate Brown British wool

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Duke of Windsor slub check

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Dark navy blue wool

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Brown thick corduroy

Scott Fraser Collection - Chocolate brown thick corduroy

Mid brown slub wool

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Grey mottled fleck wool

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White needle corduroy

Scott Fraser Collection - White Corduroy

Salt and pepper wool

Salt and pepper wool

School grey British wool

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Pink & black dogtooth

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Red window pane check

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Beige and brown basket weave wool

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Additional information

Weight 0.6 kg
Fabric option

Milk Irish linen (228g), Dusty pink cotton linen, Sea glass Irish linen, Jet black Irish linen, Khaki Irish linen, Deep navy Irish linen, Ice white Irish linen, Chocolate Brown Irish linen, White Crisp Cotton, Sunflower cotton linen, Corn flour blue Irish linen, Plum brown hopsack linen, Caramel Irish linen, Camel Irish linen, Blue candy fleck silk/wool, Ginger micro houndstooth, Blue silk / wool fleck, Sage green Irish linen, Corn flour tropical wool, White Crisp Cotton, Beige cotton chino, Putty Irish linen, Black and white check cotton, Grey mottled fleck, Black British wool, Grey, black & white nubby wool, Chocolate Brown British wool, Duke of Windsor slub check, Beige and brown basket weave wool, Brown thick corduroy, Mid brown slub wool, White needle corduroy, Salt and pepper wool, School grey British wool, Pink & black dogtooth, Red window pane check, Dark navy blue wool, Blk & green tonic wool

Waist size (Inches / cm)

25" inch / 63.5cm, 26" inch / 66cm, 27" inch / 68.5cm, 28" inch / 71cm, 29" inch / 73.75cm, 30" inch / 76.25cm, 31" inch / 78.75cm, 32" inch / 81.25cm, 33" inch / 83.75 cm, 34" inch / 86.25cm, 35" inch / 89cm, 36" inch / 91.5cm, 37" inch / 94cm, 38" inch / 96.5cm, 39" inch / 99cm, 40" inch / 101.5cm, 41" inch / 104cm, 42" inch / 106.75cm, 43" inch / 109.25cm

Waistband details

Belt loops, Buckle side adjusters, None

Inside leg length (Inches / cm)

I don't want them altered – I'll do it, 25" inch / 63.5cm, 25.5" inch / 64.75cm, 26" inch / 66cm, 26.5" inch / 67.25cm, 27" inch / 68.5cm, 27.5" inch / 69.75cm, 28" inch / 71cm, 28.5" inch / 71.5, 29" inch / 73.75cm, 29.5" inch / 75cm, 30" inch / 76.25cm, 30.5" inch / 77.5cm, 31" inch / 78.75cm, 31.5" inch / 80cm, 32" inch / 81.25cm, 32.5" inch / 82.5cm, 33" inch / 83.75cm, 33.5" inch / 85cm, 34" inch / 86.25cm, 34.5" inch / 87.5 cm, 35" inch / 89cm, 35.5" inch / 90.25cm, 36" inch / 91.5cm, 36.5" inch / 92.75cm, 37" inch / 94cm, 37.5" inch / 95.25cm, 38" inch / 96.5cm

Leg finish

Add turn up, Add plain finished hem (no turn up), Leave un-hemmed, I'll alter them when I receive them